At the turn of time, from BC (Before Computers ) to AD (After Digitisation) I became a PC man. Microsoft Windows. I’ve learnt the shortcuts, I’m proficient with the basics and a little more. I can usually address something before the point of throwing the damn thing through the window.
But, now, I am seriously considering becoming an Apple man. Upon the purchase of a new pc, from that pregnant moment of anticipation when your credit card quivers in your hand, through the plastic purchase to taking your baby home and plugging in your “brand spanking new working just fine with it’s increased RAM and storage” zapping machine, there is nothing so certain as death, taxes, and upgrades.
You know, that with Windows set to search for upgrades automatically, one day, your “upgrade” will be a “downgrade” and you are on the slippery slide back down the snake to Square One, standing in front of the salesman with your credit card in your hand. This happens to me every time – without fail, and I am beginning once again.
I have this feeling that upgrades are developed by pc nerds to give themselves something to do. I suspect you will not find the adage “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it” anywhere in the Microsoft company Welcoming Pack. Rather “ Go forth and Upgrade” .
My pc was working fine before I went on holiday. Upon returning after a week’s break my machine automatically downloaded an upgrade or two and now my pc randomly freezes. I have spent days trying to fix this. All my drivers are up to date, my Firewall and Virus Kill is ass-tight, Registry Keys are cleaner than a clean thing. Random freeze.
Last resort, I restored the system to a point before my holiday and “Bingo” – I had two days without a freeze. Cracked it ! Er, no, Automatic Updates struck when I booted this morning and BAMM – freeze. Patience thinner than the fetching lace on a ladies nighty.
So, Microsoft, it’s been fun mostly. Thank you for bringing me into the cyber world, I made some new friends and re-found some old ones, but next time, and I suspect it won’t be long now, I’m off to the other side. It’s all been one upgrade too far, I’m afraid.